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Area golfers qualify

Liberty’s golf team will take four golfers and also compete as a team in the upcoming PIAA District 11 tournament Oct. 7 at Steel Club in Hellertown.

Joey Altemose fired a 70 and Ryan Evans carted a 87 at Old Homestead Monday to advance to the championship.

He will join Jimmy Barker and Ryan Vital who previously qualified through the East Penn Conference (EPC) tournament. As a team, Liberty finished second at the EPC tournament. As a result of Moravian Academy winning the Colonial League title, the ’Canes were able to notch a district spot.

Freedom’s Jake Haberstumpf finished eighth and will also advance. Haberstumpf fired a score of 79. Becahi's Anna Heimings shot a 106 and advanced as well.

Liberty’s Matt Vital just missed qualifying for the tournament, but he will part of the team.

“Matt (Vital) had a rough day,” said Liberty head coach Steve Bradley. “The playing conditions were difficult and he fought his way through.”

Bradley foresaw his team reaching district play.

“I thought we should have made it this far,” he said. “These guys have worked hard and have played well.

“They have played a lot of golf and may have to battle though some moments. But they are hitting the ball well and we should be right in the middle of the mix.”

Press photos by Bob FordJoey Altemose of Liberty was able to qualify for the District 11 tournament with a score of 70 on Monday afternoon.